WEDDING ETIQUETTE: 5 Things You Must Never Do
By – Linda Orajekwe
As wedding guests, there are some things we should take note of before setting out to a wedding. It won’t be nice to attend a wedding and disgrace yourself. Below is a list of things you should not try as a guest to a wedding because you wouldn’t want guests at your wedding doing same.
1. Don’t wear a white dress
Some guests, especially ladies go to weddings wearing a white flowing dress, why? Do not wear white to a wedding. It is not your wedding neither should you try to take the shine away from the bride. You wouldn’t want people to start confusing you for the bride, would you?
2. Dress Appropriately
Understanding how to dress for an occasion is key. That stated, do not dress to a wedding like you’re going to a club with your cleavages all out, just don’t. Try to aim for class. As a guy, please do not wear a pair of jeans to a wedding. Even if that jeans is your favorite and you intend to wear it on your own wedding day, don’t wear it as a guest.
3. Curb your Tongue
Have you seated beside a guest at a wedding who has to say everything he or she notices? Or are you that guest? If you are, stop it. Everyone must not have the same taste in choosing things, meaning the choice of the couple in terms of decoration, food, wine, table arrangement and so on, might not be the same as yours, respect their choice and differences and keep your opinion to yourself.
4. Don’t smoke in front of guests
Curb this habit as best as you can in a wedding ceremony, it’s not because people are being judgmental, but because you have to learn to consider people and respect their choices. Not everybody like the smell of cigarette and you might just be seated beside an asthmatic patient, so respect yourself.
5. Don’t forget your gift
Don’t say because you already bought the Asoebi you cannot buy something small for the couple. The gift isn’t because they cannot afford such, it is a sign that shows you support the union.